Asia’s online betting platform, me88, is set to make an impact with Irish professional mixed martial artist fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double-champion, Conor McGregor, who will be representing the brand as official Brand Ambassador in Southeast Asia (SEA).
Conor McGregor, also known as ‘The Notorious,’ is the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously and is undeniably one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history. Best-known for his boxing prowess and a mean pull-back left-handed counter, Conor’s victories come by way of spectacular knockouts that not only sealed him as a formidable opponent, but also an incredible draw to fans of the sport. Five of the top six highest selling pay-per-view events were headlined by Conor, who also fought in the biggest fight in combat sports history against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Conor is also a keen businessman, having co-founded Irish whiskey distiller, Proper No. 12 in 2018 alongside other ventures.
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The illustrious athlete will collaborate with me88 to promote the brand across SEA and engage in various digital marketing activities to increase brand awareness throughout the region. This agreement also represents me88’s intention to strengthen its position as Asia’s most trusted online betting platform, hence the tagline “play safe play me”, as well as their commitment to providing the best in terms of quality, choice, and security to Asian sports fans.
Commenting on becoming the brand ambassador, Conor McGregor said:
“It is an honor to join fists with me88 to help them expand their brand in Southeast Asia. I am very excited to be a part of more of their marketing initiatives as a brand ambassador, as well as to interact with more sports fans in the region and share my experience and knowledge in the field.”
me88’s spokesperson, James Snider, also said:
“me88 is dedicated to being a reliable destination platform that serves the best variety of options for our members. Our tagline “play safe play me” exists for this very reason. We are excited to work closely with Conor McGregor, with his dynamic presence as a fighter and personality and are looking forward to collaborating with him to engage more fight enthusiasts in the region on our platform.”
Paradigm Sports Group SVP, Azhar Muhammad Saul added:
“The markets in Asia have long held a special place for not only sports and martial arts, but for Conor as well. The partnership with me88, enables this massive market to engage deeper with the increasing appetite around online gaming. In such a competitive market, we wanted to collaborate with a platform that wants to win.”
Outlast Sports CEO, Salauddin Sinnakandu commented:
“We are thrilled to have played an integral part in connecting one of Asia’s biggest online gaming platforms with Conor McGregor, a prominent and revered figure in fight sports. We are certain that this partnership has the dynamics to bring about great results and bigger opportunities for the region”